FMEA/RCM studies are a systematic in-depth study of an entire factory/complex, a system or an individual piece of equipment and are used to create a maintenance strategy by determining modes of failure and the tasks that could identify or mitigate those failure modes.
As part of our facilitation of an FMEA/RCM study, IDP Maintenance Solutions has developed a tool to guide you through the process.
An RCM study is a lengthy process that requires multidiscipline members of your organisation to work together.
If done correctly though it will enhance your Maintenance strategy and ensure you are doing the correct Maintenance at the correct frequency resulting in a more reliable plant.
Our Tool - The Process
Once a hierarchy or Asset list has been uploaded to the tool each system, if not already existing will have a function written for it.
If a Hierarchy is not available, then assets can be quickly added to a system.
Components are then created & linked to the asset for the required traceability.
A series of questions are asked to determine the failed part, failure mechanism, cause of failure, failure mode, probability of failure, the consequence of failure and importantly identifying hidden failures.
Categories and statements can be easily modified to suit your preferences.
Tasks can be created and linked individually to each item, these tasks can be anything from assigning a PM or condition monitoring to check the availability of spare parts. Tasks can be assigned to individuals if required.
A spare part decision is made for each item.
Progress reports are automatically updated and quickly produced helping all participants keep on track.